Burning carbon neutral biomass to reduce farm fuel costs

Teagasc Advisory - Nursery Stock & Ornamentals Newsletter 3, 2022

Agriculture and horticulture are not only an large energy consumers, the industries also have the potential to become a large-scale energy generator from a range of renewable sources. The AgroFossilFree project is running an in-person workshop ‘Understanding barriers and enablers to growing and upscaling production of biomass for combustion’.

The general shift away from fossil fuels is creating demand for all forms of renewable inputs, and biomass crops are one of those. Along with the cheaper cost of wood chip or pellets, farmers with a high heat demand in their businesses can also benefit from government subsidy support for biomass. This workshop, chaired by Tom Houlihan, Teagasc Forestry Specialist, will clarify how farmers can improve their margins by cutting energy costs through biomass heating.

Friday, 29th April 2022 | 10am – 1pm
Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre, Dublin 15. D15 DY05

• Biomass Opportunities for Irish Agriculture Barry Caslin – Teagasc
• Burning Biomass with a Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) Ray Langton – Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
• Enabling Irish Negative Emissions: Sustainable Energy Crop Supply Chains Alan Fox – Shamrock Renewables
• Biomass Boiler technological Developments and improved emissions performance Ger Crosse – Woodco Energy
• Strategies for Sustainable Biomass Supply Chains Sean Finan, Irish Bioenergy Association
• Biomass Heat in the Mushroom Industry Leslie Codd – Managing Director – Codd Mushrooms
• Biomass Heat in Poultry Nigel Sweetman – Poultry Farmer and IFA Poultry Chair
Followed by discussion and refreshments

Register for the workshop – Burning Carbon Neutral Biomass to Reduce Farm Fuel Costs